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Newswise:Video Embedded peering-under-galactic-dust-study-reveals-radiation-at-center-of-milky-way
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26-Jun-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Peering under galactic dust, study reveals radiation at center of Milky Way
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thanks to 20 years of homegrown galactic data, astronomers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, UW–Whitewater and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have finally figured out just how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way. The researchers say it could one day help astronomers track down where all that energy comes from. Understanding the source of the radiation could help explain not only the nature of the Milky Way, but the countless others that resemble it.

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Released: 3-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Warwick Moto superbike designs unveiled
University of Warwick

As the government has announced proposals to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035 the race to electrify the motor industry is on, and motorbikes aren’t to be overlooked.

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Released: 2-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Science fiction becomes fact -- Teleportation helps to create live musical performance
University of Plymouth

Teleportation is most commonly the stuff of science fiction and, for many, would conjure up the immortal phrase "Beam me up Scotty".

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Released: 2-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Understanding The Circadian Clocks of Individual Cells
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 2, 2020 – Two new studies led by UT Southwestern scientists outline how individual cells maintain their internal clocks, driven both through heritable and random means. These findings, published online May 1 in PNAS and May 27 in eLife, help explain how organisms’ circadian clocks maintain flexibility and could offer insights into aging and cancer.

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Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Engineers 3D-print sensors onto moving organs
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Researchers study state's firearm risk-protection orders
UW Medicine

Since the law was enacted in 2016, 237 petitions have been filed out of concern for an individual's risk of inflicting self-harm and/or harm to others.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Sneaky salmonella finds a backdoor into plants
University of Delaware

Researchers have discovered that bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli have a backdoor to capitalize on our reliance on leafy greens for a healthy diet. Wild strains of salmonella are delivering foodborne illnesses by circumventing a plant’s immune defense system to get into the leaves of lettuce.

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29-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Seeing is Believing: Effectiveness of Facemasks
Florida Atlantic University

Using flow visualization of emulated coughs and sneezes, researchers assessed the efficacy of facemasks in obstructing droplets. Loosely folded facemasks and bandana-style coverings provide minimal stopping-capability for the smallest aerosolized respiratory droplets. Well-fitted homemade masks with multiple layers of quilting fabric, and off-the-shelf cone style masks, proved to be the most effective in reducing droplet dispersal. Importantly, uncovered coughs were able to travel noticeably farther than the currently recommended 6-foot distancing guideline. Without a mask, droplets traveled more than 8 feet.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
What to Wear to Protect Your Skin From the Sun
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more Americans prepare to head outdoors for the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: dress to protect yourself from the sun. In addition to seeking shade and applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing goes a long way in protecting you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can increase your risk of skin cancer. However, not all clothing is created equal when it comes to sun protection, say dermatologists. Some garments provide better UV protection than others.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:30 PM EDT
Ohio State Study: Exercise Increases Benefits Of Breastmilk For Babies
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
TransPerfect Says School-Corporate Partnerships Just as Beneficial For Employees as Students During CFES Webinar
CFES Brilliant Pathways

The positive impact of school-corporate partnerships on the college and career success of young people is immeasurable. Just as significant is the impact on the corporate culture of businesses like TransPerfect, according to the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available
Newswise

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Cancer Docs Join Fight Against COVID: Live Event for June 25, 3PM EDT
Newswise

Cancer researchers are turning their talents to the fight against COVID, using strategies that have lead to breakthroughs in cancer therapies for years, such as precision medicine, immunotherapy, biomarkers, and more.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:10 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Summer of COVID: The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics
Newswise

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 9:05 PM EDT
URI engineering professor helping ALS patients use their brains to communicate
University of Rhode Island

Doug Sawyer was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, 11 years ago.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 6:25 PM EDT
UAB doctor shares her experience treating coronavirus patients in New York
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Winter volunteered to treat patients at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Politics Driving Personal Economic Decisions Amid COVID-19
University of California San Diego

A new working paper from researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, details how political persuasion is driving stock market optimism.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Dolphins learn in similar ways to great apes
University of Zurich

Dolphins use unusual techniques to obtain food: One of them, called "shelling", is used by the dolphins in Shark Bay in Western Australia. Dolphins in this population trap fishes inside large empty gastropod shells.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Hubble Sees a Cosmic Flapping 'Bat Shadow'
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

A disk around a young star is casting a huge shadow resembling a pair of wings on a distant cloud. In 2018, Hubble astronomers nicknamed the phenomenon the Bat Shadow. Now, they see those “wings” flapping!

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 8:15 AM EDT
X-ray vision and eavesdropping ensure quality
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

With an X-ray experiment at the European Synchrotron ESRF in Grenoble (France), Empa researchers were able to demonstrate how well their real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams works. With almost 90 percent reliability, they detected the formation of unwanted pores that impair the quality of weld seams. Thanks to a special evaluation method based on artificial intelligence (AI), the detection process is completed in just 70 milliseconds.

Newswise:Video Embedded reusable-foldable-and-sterilisable-shield-developed-by-nus-nuh-team-provides-additional-protection-for-healthcare-workers-caring-for-covid-19-patients
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Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:10 AM EDT
Reusable, foldable and sterilisable ‘shield’ developed by NUS-NUH team provides additional protection for healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients
National University of Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore and the National University Hospital has developed a reusable protective barrier which lowers the risk of frontline healthcare workers being exposed to COVID-19 via droplets and aerosols when they look after patients.

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Released: 24-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
New Study Finds Distinctive Neurological Pattern in Injured Havana Embassy Staff
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology has found a distinctive neurological pattern among U.S. Embassy staffers and family members who were injured three years ago while stationed in Havana, Cuba. By analyzing videos taken during initial clinical evaluations, researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found staffers with neurological impairments had similar changes in eye movements and pupil responses.

Newswise:Video Embedded bristol-innovation-challenges-regular-touchscreens-with-new-spray-on-technique
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Released: 24-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Bristol innovation challenges regular touchscreens with new spray-on technique
University of Bristol

A team at Bristol has challenged the idea that touchscreens are limited to 2D and rectangular shapes by developing an interactive display that can be sprayed in any shape. Inspired by the way an artist creates graffiti on a wall and using a novel combination of sprayable electronics and 3D printing, the technique, called ProtoSpray, allows the creation of displays on surfaces that go beyond the usual rectangular and 2D shapes.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-discover-cellular-structure-of-poorly-understood-visual-brain-region
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Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Researchers discover cellular structure of poorly understood visual brain region
Virginia Tech

The brain’s ventral lateral geniculate nucleus (vLGN) receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. For decades little was known about this brain region’s cellular structure and purpose. In a new study, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal newly identified brain cell subtypes unique to this region that form a striking layered formation.

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Released: 23-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Introducing a New Isotope: Mendelevium-244
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A team of scientists working at Berkeley Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron has discovered a new form of the human-made element mendelevium. The newly created isotope, mendelevium-244, is the 17th and lightest form of the element, which was first discovered in 1955 by a Berkeley Lab team.

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Released: 22-Jun-2020 1:25 PM EDT
ReCell Center could save costly nickel and cobalt, transform battery recycling worldwide
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s ReCell Center has already made pivotal discoveries as scientists create and test new recycling processes and battery designs. These discoveries will help grow a globally competitive U.S. recycling industry.

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15-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Know the risks of investing in forests
University of Utah

Some governments are counting on planted forests as offsets for greenhouse gas emissions—a sort of climate investment. But as with any investment, it’s important to understand the risks. If a forest goes bust, researchers say, much of that stored carbon could go up in smoke. Forests can be best deployed in the fight against climate change with a proper understanding of the risks to that forest that climate change itself imposes.

Newswise:Video Embedded academic-achievement-isn-t-the-reason-there-are-more-men-than-women-majoring-in-physics-engineering-and-computer-science
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16-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Academic Achievement isn’t the Reason There are More Men than Women Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science
New York University

While some STEM majors have a one-to-one male-to-female ratio, physics, engineering and computer science (PECS) majors consistently have some of the largest gender imbalances among U.S. college majors – with about four men to every woman in the major. In a new study published today in the peer-reviewed research journal, Science, NYU researchers find that this disparity is not caused by higher math or science achievement among men. On the contrary, the scholars found that men with very low high-school GPAs in math and science and very low SAT math scores were choosing these math-intensive majors just as often as women with much higher math and science achievement.

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Released: 18-Jun-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Alpacas Could be the Secret Weapon Against COVID-19
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky College of Medicine researchers are using special antibodies made by alpacas to help understand COVID-19 and potentially develop a treatment that could protect people from being infected.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT
New discovery allows 3D printing of sensors directly on expanding organs
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting. The new 3D printing technique could have future applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Digitize your dog into a computer game
University of Bath

Researchers from the University of Bath have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitise your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one camera.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
In International Physics Collaborations, Working Remotely Is Nothing New
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Marjorie Shapiro, an experimental particle physicist and faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, has been accustomed to working remotely and observing extreme social distancing from some colleagues for years, given that the scientific experiment she supports is 5,800 miles away.

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15-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Researchers map out intricate processes that activate key brain molecule
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

For the first time, scientists have revealed the steps needed to turn on a receptor that helps regulate neuron firing. The findings might help researchers understand and someday treat addiction, psychosis and other neuropsychological diseases.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 9:50 AM EDT
LEGO™ Construction of Nanoparticle Assemblies
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists developed a new method of selectively attaching DNA strands to specific regions of nanoparticles. The DNA strands then dictate how the nanoparticles assemble into more complex architectures. The team used this approach to demonstrate 24 different nanoarchitectures.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Defund or Reform? BLM and Policing Expert Panel: Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT
Newswise

Black Lives Matter and "De-funding the Police": Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

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16-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Nanosponges Could Intercept Coronavirus Infection
University of California San Diego

Nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to hijack host cells and reproduce.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 7:15 AM EDT
‘SlothBot in the Garden’ Demonstrates Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot
Georgia Institute of Technology

For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world’s most endangered species. SlothBot, a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below, will be tested near the Garden’s popular Canopy Walk.

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Released: 16-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
New research on Marfan syndrome focuses on eyes
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

New NEI-supported research provides insight into the eye conditions associated with Marfan syndrome, where weakened zonule fibers cause vision problems.

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Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:20 AM EDT
The smallest motor in the world
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

A research team from Empa and EPFL has developed a molecular motor which consists of only 16 atoms and rotates reliably in one direction. It could allow energy harvesting at the atomic level. The special feature of the motor is that it moves exactly at the boundary between classical motion and quantum tunneling - and has revealed puzzling phenomena to researchers in the quantum realm.

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Released: 16-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Loss of Lipid-Regulating Gene Fuels Prostate Cancer Spread
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers from the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences identified a lipid-regulating protein that conveys what the researchers describe as “superpowers” onto prostate cancer cells, causing them to aggressively spread.

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Released: 16-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Supergiant Atmosphere of Antares Revealed by Radio Telescopes
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

An international team of astronomers has created the most detailed map yet of the atmosphere of the red supergiant star Antares. The unprecedented sensitivity and resolution of both the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed the size and temperature of Antares’ atmosphere from just above the star’s surface, throughout its chromosphere, and all the way out to the wind region.

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Released: 16-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Exercise offers ‘profound’ benefits for Friedreich’s ataxia, research suggests
University of Virginia Health System

A top exercise researcher is urging clinical trials of exercise in patients with Friedreich’s ataxia after finding that physical activity has a “profound” protective effect in mouse models of the debilitating genetic disease.

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10-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Jitterbug: Roaches and Robots Shake It to Transition Between Movements in Tricky Terrain
Johns Hopkins University

By chasing cockroaches through an obstacle course and studying their movements, the Johns Hopkins engineers that brought you the cockroach robot and the snake robot discovered that animals’ movement transitions corresponded to overcoming potential energy barriers and that they can jitter around to traverse obstacles in complex terrain.

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Released: 15-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
This Supernova in a Lab Mimics the Cosmic Blast’s Splendid Aftermath
Georgia Institute of Technology

(Study publishes 6/17/20. No embargo.) Mystery enshrouds the birth of swirls typical for supernova remnants like the Crab Nebula. A new "supernova machine" may help solve it.

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Released: 12-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Welcomes Six New Research Fellows to Innovation Crossroads
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory welcomed six technology innovators to join the fourth cohort of Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast’s only entrepreneurial research and development program based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.

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9-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Cash Me Outside: Transfers to the Poor Linked to Eco-Benefits
Johns Hopkins University

In a new study, researchers recently discovered that Indonesia’s national anti-poverty program reduced deforestation by about 30%.

Newswise:Video Embedded cameras-reveal-possible-uptick-in-urban-wildlife
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Released: 12-Jun-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Cameras Reveal Possible Uptick in Urban Wildlife
University of Georgia

In late March, as communities began to issue shelter-in-place orders, it seemed animals came out of hiding.


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